Whether a flood is caused by a leak in the bathroom, your waterproofing system failing, or the weather, there are some steps you’ll need to take in the first 24 hours to ensure the safety of your home or business and minimize the long-term effects. Flood damage, if not remedied in a timely manner, can propose risks to those exposed. Mold Doctors USA is available 24/7 to respond to flood damage and has many years of experiences in restoration services. We will make sure the project is handled correctly and efficiently.
In order to prevent further damage and loss, there are a few steps you should take to dry out the area as quickly as possible. All it takes is a little time to turn small damage into a major loss.
- Turn off all power, if possible
You should turn off all sources of electricity in the building as soon as possible so that standing water does not mix with electricity. It’s a good idea to find a working flashlight in the mean time until power can be safely returned.
- Take pictures
Fully document the flood damage by taking pictures or videos of all damage. These photos will be helpful for potential insurance claims later on.
- Protect yourself
The water standing in your home or business after flood damage will be contaminated. We recommend that you wear waterproof clothing and gloves when removing water damaged possessions.
- Call a flood restoration service
You should call a flood restoration service, such as Mold Doctors USA, within the first 24 hours of experiencing flood damage. Mold growth can begin to form within 24 hours of water damage, so it is imperative that you call experienced professionals to begin the water removal and restoration process as soon as possible.
If you have experienced water damage, call Mold Doctors USA at 865-945-3000 to receive 24/7 assistance. We will work with you to restore